Chittenden County (57)

A Single Pebble

133 Bank St., Burlington, 802-865-5200

Traditional preparation and presentation influence dishes such as the nationally recognized mock eel. Try the tasting menu. Dim sum on Sunday.

Agave Taco and Tequila Casa

Agave Taco and Tequila Casa

28 Walnut St., Williston, 802-876-7129

Traditional Tex-Mex dishes such as queso dip and carnitas burritos commingle with modern American plates of avocado toast and fried green tomatoes at this shopping-center taqueria. Check out the selection of fine tequilas.


400 Pine St., Burlington, 802-540-0406

Dine on market-driven, inspired Vermont fare (the menu changes nightly) at this performing arts space and community gathering place.

August First Bakery & Café

149 S. Champlain St., Burlington, 802-540-0060

Grab breakfast, lunch, freshly baked pastries or locally roasted coffee in a bright and friendly setting. Closed Sunday.

Barkeaters Restaurant

97 Falls Road, Shelburne, 802-985-2830

There’s a “little bit of everything” on the menu at this Adirondack-themed Shelburne eatery. Meat lovers can nosh on espresso-crusted pork, while vegetarians can choose from hearty salads and pastas. Closed Monday.

Bistro de Margot

126 College St., Burlington, 802-863-5200

Chef-owner Herve Mahe channels the spirit of fine dining into this modern French restaurant, pairing seasonal bistro classics — escargots, pan-roasted quail, savory tarts — with fine French wines.

Bleu Northeast Seafood

25 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-864-8600

Inside the Courtyard Marriott, chef Douglas Paine serves fresh food harvested from New England waters and farms. The cocktail bar offers inventive cocktails and acoustic music on the weekend. Sunday brunch.

Blue Cat Steak & Wine Bar

1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, 802-363-3639

Hearty steaks come with locally sourced side dishes, and more than 300 wines are available by the bottle. It’s open late Friday and Saturday.

Bluebird Barbecue

317 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, 802-448-3070

Down-home regional barbecue includes smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs and traditional sides — plus 24 beers on tap. Daily specials include ramen and Tex-Mex nights; lunch Sunday.

Butch + Babe's

Butch + Babe’s

258 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-495-0716

Bangkok native Narin Phanthakhot’s fusion cooking connects the Pacific Rim to Middle America at this neighborhood spot serving mac-and-cheese pancakes, kimchi dogs and homemade ramen. Sunday brunch.

Citizen Cider

316 Pine St., Suite 114, Burlington, 802-448-3278

A lively tasting room has 10 ciders on draft, plus local beer, spirits and nonalcoholic concoctions. Taco Tuesday draws a crowd.


City Market/Onion River Co-op (Burlington South End)

207 Flynn Ave., Burlington, 802-540-6400

The much-anticipated South End location of Burlington’s grocery cooperative offers a robust selection of marinated meats and spit-roasted birds in addition to groceries and hot and cold prepared foods.


City Market/Onion River Co-op (Downtown Burlington)

82 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-861-9700

Choose from grab-and-go meals, side dishes, sushi, baked goods, signature sandwiches and salads — or make your own meal from the hot and cold bars.

Cook Academy at the Essex Resort

70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 877-684-1123

During Restaurant Week, the Cook Academy will flip the usual dining model by inviting guests into the kitchen for two courses in continental cuisine.

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Dave’s Cosmic Subs

150 Dorset St., Suite 215, South Burlington, 802-489-7827

Serving up sandwiches and local craft beer with a side of rock and roll, the “far-out” sub shop’s zany creations are informed by 1960s and ’70s cultural references. The Grateful Dave is layered with turkey, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, “cosmic sauce” and hot pepper juice.


Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar

388 Pine St., Burlington, 802-865-2368

A warehouse-size space stocks charcuterie, imported specialty goods, cheeses and breads. The glass-enclosed bar and restaurant — serving small plates to complement the extensive wine list — is fronted by a James Beard Award-nominated chef.

Duino! (Duende)

10 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-660-9346

A theatrical theme pervades this international street-food spot — open ’til 1 a.m. on weekends. Dishes range from fish tacos to chicken and waffles to poutine. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday only.

East West Café

2 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 802-540-8145

Thailand native Samran Kaewkoet prepares authentic Isaan cuisine to go. Try a noodle soup, chicken satay or traditional sticky rice dish.

El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina

189 Bank St., Burlington, 802-497-1668

This taqueria from the team behind the Farmhouse Tap & Grill serves locally inspired tacos, burritos and entrées, along with “wicked fly” margaritas.


Esperanza Restaurante

180 Battery St., Burlington, 802-657-3377

A Salvadoran man and Filipino woman teamed up to open this casual restaurant, where the fare includes pupusas, tamales, egg rolls and fried-chicken lollipops.


192 Boxwood St., Williston, 802-857-5829

Burgers — with beef, turkey, lamb, pork or veggie — are the stars of this menu. Specialty milkshakes and vodka martinis are also popular.

Guild Tavern

1633 Williston Rd., South Burlington, 802-497-1207

The wood-fired grill here cooks dry-aged steaks and other local meats. Don’t miss the exquisite cocktails.

Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

55 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-540-0534

The Queen City counterpart to Waterbury’s beloved restaurant brings rustic charm, locavore cuisine and a legendary wine list to the table. The bar is open for cocktails and craft brews until midnight.

Joyce’s Noodle House

5 Carmichael St., Essex Junction, 802-288-9828

The cuisine here can be traced back to the Shang Dynasty. Try the mustard greens with smoked tofu.

Junction at the Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way, Essex, 802-764-1489

Dining is intimate at an upscale, forward-thinking restaurant. The chef tailors small and large plates to individual palates, cooking in plain view. Extensive and diverse wine selection.


41 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-651-5027

Head inside Hotel Vermont for food and drink inspired by fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy cocktails on the outdoor terrace.

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Magic Hat Artifactory

5 Bartlett Bay Rd., South Burlington, 802-658-2739

Visit the funky tasting room at one of Vermont’s original craft breweries for whimsically named brews such as the Circus Boy hefeweizen — plus grilled sandwiches, soups and salads.

Misery Loves Co.

46 Main St., Winooski, 802-497-3989

From an open kitchen, the chef-owners dish out imaginative food — think scallop crudo and house-cured meat and fish — that nabbed them James Beard nominations in 2013 and 2016. Lunch Tuesday through Friday; dinner Tuesday through Saturday; weekend brunch. Closed Monday.

Mule Bar

38 Main St., Winooski, 802-399-2020

Pub fare takes a gourmet turn at this popular hangout known for seasonal dishes and a rotating selection of local and regional brews.

New Moon Café

150 Cherry St., Burlington, 802-383-1505

A warm interior and awesome chandelier lend this spot a funky elegance. Choose from a wide array of fresh ingredients to create your own salad or sandwich. Save room for a cupcake. Closed Saturday.

Our House Bistro

36 Main St., Winooski, 802-497-1884

“Twisted comfort food” here includes frickles, fish tacos, and mac and cheese with add-ons such as lobster and pulled pork. End the meal with a deep-fried PB&J.

Pascolo Ristorante

83 Church St., Burlington, 802-497-1613

Family-friendly dining here means fresh pasta, sausages, antipasti and wood-fired pizza, all made in-house. Complete the meal with a fine Italian wine.

Pauline’s Café

1834 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 802-862-1081

A longtime local fixture, this café-restaurant serves up Maine crab cakes, racks of lamb, Vermont meats and seasonal specialties.

Pizzeria Verità

156 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-489-5644

The oven here quickly blisters thin-crust pies topped with San Marzano tomatoes, housemade mozzarella, local veggies and meats.

Revolution Kitchen

9 Center St., Burlington, 802-448-3657

Pastas, tacos and curries anchor a menu of international dishes. Take note of the homemade desserts and rotating selection of local craft brews. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Rí Rá Irish Pub

123 Church St., Burlington, 802-860-9401

Find a friendly Irish pub experience with a full menu, local craft brews and single-malt Scotches. Live music and brunch on weekends.

Sherpa Kitchen

Sherpa Kitchen

119 College St., Burlington, 802-881-0550

Classic Himalayan dishes include momos, curries, thukpa and stews, best enjoyed with mango chutney and mixed pickles.

Sotto Enoteca

150 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-864-5253

Head to this subterranean spot for a cocktail or glass of Italian wine; stay for cured meats, calamari and other selections from the Trattoria Delia kitchen. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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Stone Corral Brewery

83 Huntington Rd., Richmond, 802-434-5787

An award-winning brewhouse riffs on German, Belgian and British styles. The kitchen puts out kale Caesars, pulled-chicken sandwiches, and cheddar-ale mac and cheese. There’s live music nearly every night.


120 Church Street, Burlington, 802-864-9800

A Church Street cornerstone for more than 30 years, the bistro serves tried-and-true fare. Try its Shirt Sleeve, a wrap stuffed with almond-crusted chicken, local bacon and Swiss cheese.

Tavern at the Essex: Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa

70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, 802-764-1489

Reimagined tavern fare meets local ingredients here. Pair your meal with a brew from an extensive draft list, or a glass of wine or specialty cocktail.

The Bearded Frog

5247 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, 802-985-9877

Chef Mark LaRiviere offers eclectic fare in an upscale setting. In winter, warm up by the two-sided fireplace; patio seating is available in summer.

The Daily Planet

15 Center St., Burlington, 802-862-9647

Since 1982 this downtown standby has been a hip place to eat and enjoy local art and music. The menu ranges from sandwiches to pan-roasted lamb.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

160 Bank St., Burlington, 802-859-0888

Burgers, charcuterie and farm-to-table comfort food draw daily crowds, as do rare brews from Vermont and beyond. Sip them fireside or in the seasonal beer garden.

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The Great Northern

716 Pine St., Burlington, 802-233-8148

The kitchen here takes its cues from global cuisines of the north. Slurp shellfish from the raw bar, or snack on fries with smoked pork and Korean pepper aioli. Weekend brunch.

The Gryphon

131 Main St., Burlington, 802-489-5699

An elegant space houses southern-inflected farm-to-table dishes and classic cocktails. Weekend brunch.

The Kitchen Table Bistro

1840 W. Main St., Richmond, 802-434-8686

Haute cuisine and bistro dishes have earned locals’ hearts and the attention of national awards. Inside this historic brick home is an ever-changing seasonal menu; don’t miss the decadent desserts.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge

38 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester, 802-448-3361

A trip to the 60-item salad bar comes with every entrée at this steak and seafood restaurant. The tuna tartare is excellent. Sunday brunch.

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The Old Post

733 Queen City Park Rd., South Burlington, 802-497-0202

Locals come for the beer and Old Post Burger — topped with bacon and blue cheese and drizzled with barbecue or Buffalo sauce — and stay for the live music. Two TVs flank a shimmering bronze horse sculpture.

The Skinny Pancake (Burlington)

60 Lake St., Burlington, 802-540-0188

At this crêperie, try the Lovemaker, which combines strawberries and Nutella. Locavore salads, soups, fondue and espresso drinks are also on the menu.

The Spot

210 Shelburne Road, Burlington, 802-540-1778

The colorful menu features breakfast faves such as huevos rancheros, while fish tacos brighten up lunch.

The Windjammer Restaurant

1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, 802-862-6585

Aged beef, hand-cut steaks, prime rib, fresh seafood and a 150-bottle wine list keep ‘em coming back. Check out the unique, boat-shaped salad bar that comes with an entrée order.

Three Brothers Pizza & Grill

973 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, 802-655-5550

Owned by a Lebanese family, this pizzeria emphasizes local products. During Vermont Restaurant Week, dine from a special menu of Middle Eastern specialties.

Trattoria Delia

152 St. Paul St., Burlington, 802-864-5253

A firelit setting and award-winning wine list distinguish this authentic Italian spot. Try the housemade pasta or osso bucco.

Vermont Pub and Brewery

Vermont Pub & Brewery

144 College St., Burlington, 802-865-0500

Burlington’s first brewpub deals in classic dishes such as country meatloaf and fish and chips, best paired with one of 10 ever-changing beers made on-site.

Waterworks Food + Drink

20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, 802-497-3525

Window seats are in high demand at this former textile mill overlooking the Winooski River. The wood-fired oven turns out flatbreads; pair them with inspired cocktails. Lunch Monday to Saturday; Sunday brunch.

Wicked Wings

Wicked Wings (Essex Junction)

1 Market Place #25, Essex Junction, 802-879-7111

Chicken — wickedly hot and otherwise — is the main attraction. Choose from 16 sauces, three levels of heat and seven types of dry seasoning on your wings. You’ll find burgers, falafel, salads and craft beer, too. Seasonal hours.

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